Thursday, 8 November 2007 11:35 AM

MOU Connects SIPF and Save the Children.

A Memorandum of Understanding signed will enable partnership between Solomon Islands Police Force and Save the Children.

The signing ceremony yesterday will see the police force working closely with Save the Children in helping different parts of the country.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Save the Children representative, Joseph Haga, said Save the Children has been in operation for almost twenty years in providing services to the people of Solomon Islands.

Mr. Haga said that there is a need for the young people of Solomon Islands in rehabilitating their minds to do the right things.

"There are a lot of different ways to deal with our young people, it is best that we start when they are young, still children, so that they will know what is right and wrong. By doing this, they will know things when they are grown up," he added.

Mr. Haga acknowledged the Solomon Islands Government working in partnership with them.

"Signing of the MOU will help us to make a better life with young people in the Solomon Islands," he said.

Save the Children's Fund has recruited staff who are working full time in provincial centres in and around the country.

The European Union had already had funding projects in six provinces in the country in cooperation with Save the Children's Fund.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Jahir Khan, said that the MOU will not ignore the young people of Solomon Islands.

"We want to maximize our ability in helping and working with each and every community in this country," he added.

Mr. Khan said the police force's partnership with the Save the Children's Fund is serious.

"I'm serious with working in partnership with you and this partnership with the Solomon Islands Police Force is permanent," the Commissioner of Police told Save the Children's Fund representatives.

He assured the Save the Children's Fund that "the SIPF is ready to provide for any of your needs."

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